Rob leads workshops in performance poetry, comedy, improvisation, performance skills and creative writing.

He  has extensive experience of working with schools, young offenders, gifted and talented, excluded students, adults and young people with learning difficulties, mental health service users and members of the general public.  Over the years Rob has helped people of all ages create scripts, slam poetry, comedy songs and sketches, movies, raps, magazines and comic strips for a variety of specific purposes.

Rob's workshops have an emphasis on literacy, teamwork and self-esteem. They can be tailored for any age or ability range and adjusted to incorporate any particular theme or area of the curriculum.  

Rob has enhanced DBS Disclosure and public liability insurance. 

Here’s the mission statement:

I believe, not only that every child has a right to be heard, but also that there is a direct connection between being able to listen to each other and improvements in literacy, as well as other areas of academic achievement. Young people are more likely to acquire and develop skills when they share control of the learning process. The most successful (and enjoyable!) projects I’ve been involved in have been the ones where artist, teacher and students have all been able share their ideas and skills. I don’t believe there has to be a conflict between process and outcome, because emphasis on process makes for a stronger outcome.


Previous Projects in Education

  • EYSIP STREET WORKSHOPS

    EYSIP STREET WORKSHOPS

    • Edinburgh
    • 2004
    • A series of adhoc performance poetry/rap workshops for teenagers on streets in deprived areas of Edinburgh.
  • VC2W POETRY SLAM

    VC2W POETRY SLAM

    • Birmingham
    • 2004
    • Slam poetry workshops with Year 10 students which culminated in an international poetry slam by video-conference.
  • EVERYBODY’S READING

    EVERYBODY’S READING

    • Leicester
    • 2002
    • Three days of performance poetry workshops in secondary schools for Leicester City Council.
  • MAKE ME HAPPY

    MAKE ME HAPPY

    • Leicester
    • 2002 - Current
    • Numerous comedy/performance poetry projects for Leicester Comedy Festival, involving workshops in primary and secondary schools across Leicestershire.